crowkeeper

noun

crow·​keep·​er ˈkrō-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce crowkeeper (audio)
dialectal, England
: a person employed to scare off crows

Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowkeeper was in 1562

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Cite this Entry

“Crowkeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowkeeper. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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